Pearls of the Planet

Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic

"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter.  Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.

“Explore: Pearls of the Planet – The Arctic” also goes behind the scenes to show the installation of high definition web cameras that feed the dozens of live screens at the explore.org portal that are watched by millions of users worldwide. These cameras open a window to the wild, which includes majestic Orca whales in the Pacific Northwest, baby ospreys hatching in their nests in Maine, and panda bears frolicking in China. 

ABOUT EXPLORE:

Explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe. It was founded by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again.

Both educational and inspirational, explore.org features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short and easily understandable segments, explore.org films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them. 

Link TV and KCET are have been the primary broadcast outlets the works of Explore expeditions for the past eight years.

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  • 2020-01-25T06:00:00-08:00
    Link TV

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Southwest Borderlands

The American Southwest is a complex region where cultures transcend political borders. Join Charlie and the Explore team as they meet people pursuing a life in the United States while struggling to maintain their cultural heritage and longstanding traditions.

Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic

"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter.  Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.

  • 2020-01-25T06:00:00-08:00
    Link TV

Adrenaline Junkie

Follow Charlie and the explore.org team on a journey to seek out new adventure sports and talk to the heroes that rescue thrill seekers when the action goes awry. On their way, they explore what makes humans push the boundaries of physics in the never-ending pursuit of adrenaline.

The Arctic

On a philanthropic, fact finding mission to the Arctic, Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org team dive into the unique culture of the Inuit people of Greenland and learn about their traditional cuisine, which includes raw seal meat, whale, caribou, walrus, and fish. Charles also visits the Qimaavik Women's Shelter for abused women and children, and learns about the high crime rate of Nunavut territory being tackled by extraordinary individuals in the area.

  • 2020-01-31T17:30:00-08:00
    Link TV

Gorillas....98.6% Human

Craig Sholley of the African Wildlife Foundation describes his organization's efforts to preserve the 720 gorillas that remain in Rwanda. Learn about the species that is 98.6 percent similar to human beings in one of the most popular episodes of "Explore."

  • 2020-02-07T17:30:00-08:00
    Link TV

Special: Healing The Human Heart

explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and a multi-media division of the Annenberg Foundation. Created by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again, explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe.

India's Song

Meet John Singh, Rajisthani Maverick, who is single handedly trying to save traditional Indian music from going extinct.

  • 2020-02-14T17:30:00-08:00
    Link TV

Special: Nature Collection

Take a journey around the world with Charlie and the Explore team on their quest to capture the essence of mother nature. Hike through Rwanda's rainforests to explore the lives of wild mountain gorillas; sail through the Bahamas and witness dolphins at play; and watch endangered pandas melt hearts at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve in China.

  • 2020-02-16T23:00:00-08:00
    Link TV